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Menstrual Cycle Day 28

What is happening internally?

The corpus luteum continues to release high amounts of progesterone to maintain the uterine lining until the placenta takes over. The zygote (fertilized egg) is increasing in size and growing larger every day. The amounts of hCG are increasing, and are high enough to result in a positive pregnancy test. If conception did not occur, the amount of progesterone being released begins to drop due to the corpus luteum dying. The lining may begin to slough off.

Outward symptoms:

Basal body temperatures remain high above the coverline and may even steadily rise higher. Cervix may be low, firm and closed, or slightly raised and softer. Cervical fluid is dry or it may become creamy. You may experience bloating or water retention. You may experience a headache. You may have to urinate frequently and may or may not experience food cravings/aversions and fatigue. If conception did not occur your basal body temperature may be dropping down due to the corpus luteum dying. Cervical fluid may be creamy to watery and tan in color. You may have water retention, headache, moodiness, spotting and cramps. You may have bleeding start making this day 1 of a new cycle.

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Dorine Jul 25, 2018 04:38:55 AM ET

Had cramps on 26, 27 day of my cycle and my cervical mucus is dry. can i be pregnant?

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Smridhi May 14, 2018 02:47:29 PM ET

Four days back, i got a hcg 5000 shots. now, i have stomach pain, bloating, nausea and headache. is it any sign of pregnancy?

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rhosheil Mar 11, 2018 05:02:36 AM ET

I have a regular period with 28 days cycle. my lmp was on feb 14. and i conceive on the 9th day which is feb 23. is there any possibility of being pregnant?

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Guest Jan 21, 2018 01:53:01 AM ET

If you had jelly like discharge on the 24th day of your 26 day menstrual cycle, does it show you are ovulating on that day?

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Ramya Dec 29, 2017 07:32:24 AM ET

My cycle length is 28,today is 29. the day until now i didn't get my period, but i have stomach pain mildly. why am i getting stomach pain?

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Riya Nov 14, 2017 12:47:44 AM ET

Dr. gave me an injection on my 15th day for rupture. after that i feel very tired and have abdomen pain. i'm having regular 28day periods. today i'm in my 28th day. still i feel very tired and also a little stressed. is there any possibility for my pregnancy?

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Guest Oct 26, 2017 05:23:15 AM ET

Hi, my period was on 25th oct, i had sex 5 days before my period and now i am late . can u please suggest to me when could be correct time to check for pregnancy test ? because now wen i tried i am getting negative.

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Or1318 Aug 6, 2017 05:06:15 PM ET

Hi. we are trying to get pregnant. we have 1 daughter and have had 3 miscarriages. 2 of them at 13 and 14weeks. had cramps last week which i am praying were implantation cramps. my period was due today. cramps all day but nothing yet. i always start on a sunday morning as have a regular 28 day cycle since my last miscarriage in january. will test in the morning if i haven't come on by then... fingers crossed.

Sane Aug 23, 2017 08:18:48 AM ET

Hi. all the best, hope the test came back positive. we are also trying but no luck as of yet.

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Ashwathy May 27, 2017 06:16:53 AM ET

Hi i had my period on april 30. my periods are irregular.we started intercourse on 14 may and continued until means 26th day of period. i felt like there any chance i'm pregnant?

Lakshmi Jun 3, 2017 08:36:53 PM ET

Vomitting, fever, headache are common to menstruation as well. i am not a doctor but in the same boat of getting pregnant.

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Guest May 11, 2017 07:47:59 PM ET

I have a normal 30cd. i'm on cd26 with cramping for 4 days and today i started with light bleeding. i've been light headed for the last couple days. i did do hcg blood test 2 days ago came back neg, yes, i know it might have been to early to test even though it was a blood test. i've also been running a moderate temp from 99 to 99.5 for 9 days. i'm so confused.

Guest Jun 3, 2017 08:38:02 PM ET

Blood test negative means u r not pregnant. blood test will have high level hcg measures and mostly it's never false report.

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